Question about Whirlpool DU840CWD Dishwasher
I have a Whirlpool Dishwasher (DU840CWDB5). The unit is not draining properly after use. Does the dishwasher have a pump to pump out the water or does it only use gravity to get the water out?
It sounds like the thermal fuse in the control console has blown.
Turn power off to unit.
Remove the outer door panel and then the console.
Remove the black plastic cover from over the circuit board if it has one.
You should see the thermal fuse clipped to the circuit board housing.
If you have an ohm meter, check for continuity across it, it should read closed.
If you don't have a meter, unplug the wires from it and and hook them together.
Turn power back on to unit, hold door switches down and cancel cycle. The washer should drain the water.
If this doesn't work, check your door switches to make sure they are closing properly.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
I had similar problem and it ended up being a clog at the point where the drain hose meets the garbage disposal. I had to unhook the hose and clean out the food that had accumulated (horrible smell). You may have to stick a screwdriver into the garbage disposal hole where the hose fits and clean the food out there also. Then put the hose into a bucket and run a few cycles to ensure the hose is free.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues
can arise due to different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to
kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain
hose) & clogged drain pump & filter. Also note that dishwashers do not
drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are
designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element
doesn't overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water
being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common
reasons include that the drain hose isn't working properly, the drain pump
isn't working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home's
drain lines. First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the
line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air
gap. If you have checked the drain hose and can't locate the problem, then it
is an issue with the drain pump of the dishwasher. Please rate the solution
if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
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